Jul 19, 2011 4:30am PDT
. it would let the government borrow another $2.4 trillion but after big spending cuts and congressional approval of a cooling amendment recalling a balanced budget. the plan is not considered to get far in the senate and president has promised a veto. >> shops and restaurants in concord are trying something new from keeping people from going out of town. they entice them with deep discounts with savings up to 90% for those that shop and heat eet close to home. >> the city of concord has cooked up a new way to bring local customers in the door. it's a website try it local. the idea deep discounts for consumers to buy prepaid vouchers from everything from a meal to local stores. >> they are offered for a certain length of time. it's up to 48 hours and every time that buys it gets an e-mail with a coupon. >> back to the future is now. >> the owner of a restaurant. he is offering $30 with the food for a purchase of $15 voucher. >> we track all of our advertisements and we will see the return on how we do. one extra person, that is a success. >> reporter: each deal is available for purchase
Jul 18, 2011 4:30am PDT
hill. chp is telling us it's out of lanes, jackknifed big rig. ace train about five minutes late. that is italian number 1. san mateo bridge, no issues, if you are traveling east and westbound from foster city to hayward. when you get up and at them this morning, go to abc7news.com for the latest. >>> caltrans will have to do major surgery on the san mateo bridge to repair a cracked feel beam that was put in place during a 1999 retrofit project. the proj bridge will have to be closed for two weekends next year to do the job. the steel beam has developed a ten-inch crack and crews have made a temporary fix to the crack. but a permanent repair will cost an estimated $12 million. engineers are trying to determine the exact date of the closure and we will keep you posted. >> crew of the space shuttle atlantis will pack up today in preparation for the departure of the international space station. a giant canister will be moved into the shuttle's cargo bay. it's filled with nearly 6,000 pounds of old space equipment and trash. canister hauled a year's worth of supplies to the station.